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2014-05-07 11:11:04

George Washington University (GW) researcher David Mendelowitz, Ph.D., was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience for his research on how heart rate increases in response to alertness in the brain. Specifically, Mendelowitz looked at the interactions between neurons that fire upon increased attention and anxiety and neurons that control heart rate to discover the “why,” “how,” and “where to next” behind this phenomenon. “This study examines how changes in alertness...

Why Do We Yawn? Study Claims To Have The 'Cool' Answer
2014-05-07 09:30:48

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online We commonly yawn when we are tired, before we go to sleep, when we first awake or when we're bored. The belief is that yawning increases oxygen to the brain, but previous studies have failed to link yawning and blood oxygen levels. Recently, researchers from the University of Vienna, Austria, the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta have linked yawning with...

2014-05-05 08:29:03

Companies and Researchers to Showcase Innovation in the Treatment of Seizures Family Education Day Registration on June 7th Has Reached Capacity LANDOVER, Md., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation announced today that the 4(th )Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Conference 2014, an initiative of the Epilepsy Therapy Project, will feature a stellar line up of therapeutic and medical device developers, clinical investigators and industry leaders presenting the latest...

Blood Of Younger Mice Reverses Aging In Older Mice
2014-05-05 04:53:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The concept of infusing young blood into a company, sports team or organization was never intended to be taken literally, but three new studies suggest that doing so could actually help to reverse the aging process. According to Meeri Kim of the Washington Post, adding the blood of young three month old mice into the circulatory systems of elderly 18 month old ones appeared to dramatically improve the muscles and brain of the...

2014-05-02 23:08:13

Brain Evolution System, created by Lee Benson, is a newly updated program that teaches people how to improve their brain functions and achieve peak performance naturally. A full Brain Evolution System review written by Christina Pham on the website Vkool.com shows if this system is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Brain Evolution System review is developed by Lee Benson, who promises to help people eliminate stress and sharpen their brain functions dramatically. This...

2014-04-30 23:11:37

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition announces the debut of "My Hero - An MSA Angel Story," an inspiring video of courage and love at the Brain Health Fair during the annual American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia, PA. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Sarasota resident Alix Sun recently received a call from the Neuro Film Festival that she had been anticipating for several weeks. The call officially confirmed that her entered video “My Hero - an MSA Angel...

2014-04-30 11:45:46

New research shows brain's predictive nature when listening to others Our brain activity is more similar to that of speakers we are listening to when we can predict what they are going to say, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study, which appears in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides fresh evidence on the brain's role in communication. "Our findings show that the brains of both speakers and listeners take language predictability into account, resulting in more similar brain...

Depression May Be Detectable By A Blood Test
2014-04-30 07:21:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Typically, diagnosing depression involves discussions about symptoms with a doctor or a therapist. It isn't an exact science, because until now, there wasn't an empirical test for most mental illnesses. A new study from the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) might just change that. The study findings, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrate that in principle it might be possible to use a blood test to detect depression. The...

Scientists Hunt Down Origin Of Huntington's Disease In The Brain
2014-04-29 17:24:09

Elaine Schmidt, University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences The gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease appears in every cell in the body, yet kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to switch the gene off in individual brain regions and zero in on those that play a role in causing the disease in mice. Published in the April 28 online edition of Nature Medicine, the research sheds light on where Huntington's starts in the...

2014-04-29 16:59:13

A graduate student in Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and two of his undergraduate trainees, were selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research to present their original research on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Wesley Kerr, whose graduate studies will be completed in the UCLA Department of Biomathematics, and his trainees, Akash Patel and Sarah Barritt, will present their poster entitled "Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Epilepsy Using Clinical...


Latest Brain Reference Libraries

Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by the 'vermis', a small midline zone between the left and right hemispheres. But three lobes can be...

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.